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July 6, 2015

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July 6, 2015

Huge Congregations View Racial Inequality Differently Than Others Do, Study Shows

June 29, 2015 — Congregation size has an impact on how people view the reasons for racial inequality in America, according to a new study. Those who attend very large congregations do not tend to attribute social ... read more

Head Start Program Played Anti-Segregation Role in the Deep South

June 26, 2015 — A federal preschool program did more than improve educational opportunities for poor children in Mississippi during the 1960s. The program also gave a political and economic boost to the state's ... read more

Challenging Negative Stereotypes to Narrow the Achievement Gap

June 24, 2015 — A writing intervention linked to improved academic performance among girls and minorities may work by triggering a sense of belonging, helping to ease the students' anxiety, say researchers. ... read more

Minority Students Are Underrepresented in Special Education

June 24, 2015 — A new federally funded study finds that racial, ethnic, and language minority elementary- and middle-school students are less likely than otherwise similar white, English-speaking children to be ... read more

Legacy of Slavery Still Impacts Education in the South

June 22, 2015 — Slavery was abolished more than 150 years ago, but its effects are still felt today in K-12 education in the south, according to a new study. Using regression analysis to explain differences in the ... read more

Sleep Problems and Energy Product Use Associated With Increased Alcohol Use in Teens

June 10, 2015 — A new study suggest sleep problems and energy product use are associated with increased alcohol use in teens, even after controlling for sociodemographics and mental ... read more

Black Athletes Stereotyped Negatively in Media Compared to White Athletes

June 2, 2015 — New research has revealed racial stereotyping in the way media portray athletes. Researchers found that media stories on African-American athletes focus primarily on criminal actions while stories ... read more

May 28, 2015 — A connection between certain approaches to racial socialization in early childhood and parents' expectations for greater success in school has been uncovered by a new study. The researchers ... read more

News May Influence Racial Bias

May 28, 2015 — A recent study suggests that long-term exposure to news may negatively influence racial bias towards social ... read more

School Segregation Still Impacts African-Americans' Minds Decades Later

May 11, 2015 — As the United States observes the May 17 anniversary of the Supreme Court decision that ended racial segregation in public schools, a new study has found that desegregated schooling is tied to better ... read more

Foreclosures Fueled Racial Segregation in U.S., Study Finds

May 6, 2015 — Some 9 million American families lost their homes to foreclosure during the late 2000s housing bust, driving many to economic ruin and in search of new residences. Hardest hit were black, Latino, and ... read more

Reducing Prejudice Through Brain Stimulation

May 4, 2015 — People show less prejudice after receiving low intensity electrical stimulation administered to the frontal part of the brain. These researchers were the first to investigate whether the application ... read more

Heroin Use Spikes Among Whites Who Abuse Prescription Painkillers

Apr. 27, 2015 — Researchers looked at the frequency of nonmedical prescription opioid use and the risk of heroin-related behaviors and found that past-year heroin use rose among individuals taking opioids like ... read more

Faculty in Doctoral Programs More Responsive to White Male Prospective Students, Research Finds

Apr. 16, 2015 — Faced with requests to meet with potential doctoral students of easily identifiable gender, race or ethnicity, faculty in almost every academic discipline are significantly more responsive to white ... read more

Teachers More Likely to Label Black Students as Troublemakers

Apr. 15, 2015 — Teachers are likely to interpret students' misbehavior differently depending on the student's race, according to new research findings. Racial differences in school discipline are widely ... read more

High Rate of Healthcare Visits Before Suicide Attempts

Apr. 15, 2015 — Most people who attempt suicide make some type of healthcare visit in the weeks or months before the attempt, reports a new study. The study also identifies racial/ethnic differences that may help to ... read more

Racial, Ethnic Disparities Seen in Smoking Rates, Related Illnesses

Apr. 14, 2015 — April is National Minority Health Month, and one of the most significant health issues minorities face is disproportionate rates of smoking and health-related illnesses, experts ... read more

Rural African-American Women Had Lower Rates of Depression, Mood Disorder

Apr. 8, 2015 — African-American women who live in rural areas have lower rates of major depressive disorder and mood disorder compared with their urban counterparts, while rural non-Hispanic white women have higher ... read more

Subtle Discrimination Is Easier to Acknowledge When Self-Esteem Is High

Apr. 7, 2015 — Identifying discrimination is a necessary first step toward confronting and ultimately eliminating the stain of prejudice, yet victims may be unlikely to recognize some types of discrimination unless ... read more

How Diverse Is Your Social Network? The Answer May Reveal Something About Your Values

Mar. 31, 2015 — A new study sheds light on the role of beliefs about the value of diversity in fostering attitudinally diverse friendships. The study demonstrates that people who place a higher value on diversity ... read more

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